Sports transactions

July 07, 2018 - 5:37 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have hired Gregg Polinsky as director of player personnel. The team announced the move Saturday. The Pistons also announced they had signed second-round draft pick Bruce Brown Jr. Polinsky comes to the Pistons from the Brooklyn Nets. He spent the last 19 seasons...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018 file photo New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins (0) shoots a free throw in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Memphis, Tenn. Cousins will be ready to play at some point this season. And when he is, the two-time defending NBA champions will be waiting. Adding a fifth All-Star to their already glitzy lineup, the Golden State Warriors have come to terms with Cousins on a one-year, $5.3 million deal _ not the biggest money move on Day 2 of the NBA Free Agency period, but the most intriguing. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill, file)
July 07, 2018 - 3:33 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins perfectly summed up the potential of the Golden State Warriors. "Scary," he said. The rest of the league likely agrees. Cousins signed his contract Friday to join the two-time defending NBA champion Warriors for this coming season, one in which he'll make $5.3...
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FILe - In this Jan. 24, 2018, file photo, San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) shoots between Memphis Grizzlies forward Myke Henry (4) and guard Ben McLemore (23) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, in Memphis, Tenn. Tony Parker's time in San Antonio is over, after 17 seasons and four NBA championships. A person with knowledge of the negotiations says Parker has agreed to sign a two-year, $10 million deal with the Charlotte Hornets. The person spoke to AP on condition of anonymity Friday, July 6, 2018, because the deal has not been signed.(AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)
July 06, 2018 - 11:38 pm
The Latest on NBA Free Agency (all times EDT): 11:30 p.m. Jusuf Nurkic is staying with the Portland Trail Blazers. Nurkic has agreed to a four-year deal to remain with the club, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Friday night. The person did not disclose the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2018, file photo, David Beckham poses for a photo at an event where it was announced that Major League Soccer is bringing an expansion team to Miami, in Miami. Beckham's latest soccer plan for Miami might be decided by the city's voters. His target: A golf course. Beckham is scheduled to appear before the Miami city commission next week, as he and his partners aim to move closer to picking a stadium location for their Major League Soccer franchise.(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
July 06, 2018 - 6:13 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local): 12:50 a.m. Soccer superstars Zlatan Ibrahimovic and David Beckham have struck a deal ahead of the World Cup quarterfinal game between their two countries on Saturday. Ibrahimovic challenged Beckham via Instagram and the bet was...
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July 03, 2018 - 8:08 pm
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman will miss the first four games of the 2018 season for violating NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances. NFL officials confirmed Tuesday that Edelman would be suspended without pay for the Patriots' first four regular-season games. ESPN had...
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Former NHL hockey player Nathan Oystrick speaks at a press conference in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Oystrick was named the new head coach of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team. Oystrick says he's looking forward to leading the team, while never forgetting the tragic circumstances that brought him to the role. The Broncos' team bus collided with a semi-truck at a rural Saskatchewan intersection in April, killing 16 people and injuring 13. Head coach Darcy Haugan died in the crash. (Kayle Neis/The Canadian Press via AP)
July 03, 2018 - 4:39 pm
HUMBOLDT, Saskatchewan (AP) — The new coach and general manager of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team says he's excited to get started but will never forget the tragic circumstances that brought him to the role. The team announced Tuesday that former NHL defenseman Nathan Oystrick will fill...
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Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr. (13) hits a two-run home run during the eleventh inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees Monday, July 2, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
July 03, 2018 - 1:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — This time, the short porch at Yankee Stadium ended up hurting the home team. Even with one of baseball's tallest players posted at the wall. Ronald Acuna Jr. hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning that nicked the glove of a leaping Aaron Judge in right field, and the Atlanta Braves...
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Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor hits a grand slam off Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jakob Junis during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Monday, July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
July 03, 2018 - 12:26 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Francisco Lindor had an exceptional Monday after a very good Sunday. Lindor homered twice, including a grand slam, and finished with a career-high seven RBIs as the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 9-3 on Monday night. On Sunday, he had two doubles and a solo...
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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2015, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, right, and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James hug before the start of an NBA basketball game, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers have a new superstar — L.A.-Bron. The four-time NBA MVP announced Sunday night, July 1, 2018, that he has agreed to a four-year, $154 million contract with the Lakers. "Welcome to the family (at)KingJames," Bryant said on Twitter . "(hash)lakers4life (hash)striveforgreatness." (Paul Rodriguez/The Orange County Register via AP, FIle)
July 02, 2018 - 9:56 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — From George Mikan to Kobe Bryant, superstars have been the Lakers' lifeblood for decades. LeBron James is already the biggest star of his generation, and he followed a familiar path to Los Angeles' bright lights when he decided to sign with the Lakers as a free agent. It's no...
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FILE - In this April 21, 2018, file photo, Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) dunks against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the second half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, in Salt Lake City. Favors and the Jazz have come to terms on a two-year contract that could be worth up to $36 million, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Monday, July 2, 2018. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal remains unsigned, with the NBA's offseason moratorium still in place. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
July 02, 2018 - 9:49 pm
The Latest on NBA free agency (all times EDT): 9:35 p.m. Julius Randle is going to play alongside All-Star Anthony Davis. Randle agreed to sign with the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, doing so quickly after his rights were renounced by the Los Angeles Lakers hours earlier. His decision was...
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